MMO2548 - Possible late prehistoric enclosure east of Manor Allotment (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A possible enclosure of later prehistoric date is visible as a low earthwork on aerial photographs, centred on circa SS 8125 4367 to the east of Manor Allotment, South Common. The enclosure is defined by an earthwork bank approximately 3 metres wide enclosing a roughly circular space approximately 24 metres in diameter. No internal features are visible but a break in the low bank, possibly an entrance, may be visible on the southeastern side. However, the possible enclosure is visible only on aerial photographs of 1952 and at this time the surrounding ground surface is peppered with craters of Second World War date. The enclosure may have been levelled by subsequent agricultural improvement. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/931 (F20) 3062-3 (8 November 1952).
- <2>XY SMO7567 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #40506 ]
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478507, Extant 14 July 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8125 4367 (36m by 35m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1478507 (Original Monarch entry: 1478507)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW297
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478507
Record last edited
Jul 14 2021 4:51PM
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